Standards-Based Learning, Assessing, Grading and ReportingWednesday, November 2, 2022
We know moving from a “traditional” grading system to one that is based on standards (and how students are achieving in relation to those standards)…
In support of our mission to improve student learning and achievement for all students, we address the current circumstances facing our schools in responding to the growing public rejection of racial inequity in American society and call for societal changes that ensure equity of opportunity and safety for Black students and other people of color.
This presentation provides views of performance assessments and balanced assessment systems in which they play a significant role. It emphasizes the importance of both foundational knowledge/skills and deeper learning, addresses quality issues associated with performance assessments (dispelling some myths), and offers some commentary on the pros and cons of competency-based education and assessment. The second part of the presentation describes an approach to curriculum-embedded performance assessment addressing common concerns about testing and describes “minimum-burden” implementation.